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Ayo Adebanjo: The Man And His Politics By Reuben Abati

When friends, family and political associates gather in Ijebu-Ogbo, Ogun state today, to celebrate the 90th birthday of Chief Ayo Adebanjo, they will be honouring a radical and progressive politician, a lawyer, elder statesman, a patriot, and a nationalist of Yoruba extraction, who is without doubt, one of the most remarkable …

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Nigerian looters plan anti-Buhari protest in London – presidency

The Presidency has described protest in London as an uncovered plan by Nigerian looters to disrupt the ongoing official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), sources in the presidency told State House correspondents on Tuesday night that the alleged looters had rented motley crowd …

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Liverpool beats Man City 2-1, into Champions League semis

Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Gabriel Jesus’ early goal raised belief inside Etihad Stadium that one of the most unlikely Champions League …

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Roma dump Barca out of Champions League with stunning 3-0 win

AS Roma pulled off one of the great Champions League comebacks by knocking Barcelona out with a remarkable 3-0 win in their quarter-final second leg on Tuesday, overcoming a 4-1 deficit from the first leg to reach the semi-finals on away goals. Roma’s Kostas Manolas headed the decisive third goal …

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Zuckerberg tells lawmakers ‘I’m sorry’ for data abuses

Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg offered apologies to US lawmakers Tuesday as he made a long-awaited appearance in a congressional hearing on the hijacking of personal data on millions of users. Reading from his written testimony, Zuckerberg repeated a statement he had previously made, saying the misuse of data “was my …

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FIFA appoints Nigerian doctor Doping Control Officer

A former medical doctor in the Nigerian U-17 football team, Ayodeji Olarinoye, has been appointed Doping Control Officer (DCO) by the world soccer governing body, FIFA. Mr Olarinoye, who graduated from the University of Ilorin, is now the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the university’s weekly bulletin said on …

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Abacha Funds: Adeosun Refutes Reports on Payment to Lawyers

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to false media reports of a “strongly-worded letter to the President” objecting to the payment of $16.9 million fees to two lawyers for the recovery of Abacha funds.  The Minister wishes to dissociate herself and the …

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Spanish police arrest 7 in connection with Catalan secession

Spanish authorities have detained seven people in Catalonia as part of a crackdown on disturbances associated with the region’s attempts to secede from Spain. Spanish news agency Europa Press says the Catalan police force Mossos d’Esquadra has detained six people on suspicion of public disorder offenses during tense protests outside …

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Drama as bribe-seeking SARS men keep Lagos businessman in toilet

A  businessman, Immanuel Ibe-Anyanwu, created a sensation on Monday after calling for help on Facebook while in the toilet of a Zenith Bank branch at Ago Palace-Way, Okota, Lagos State. Ibe-Anyanwu claimed that some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were waiting outside the bank to extort money from him. …

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CHOGM: President Buhari leaves for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as he departs Abuja for an official visit to the United Kingdom.  While in the United Kingdom the president is expected to hold discussions with Prime Minister Theresa May and will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) …

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Buhari’s Declaration is Internal Affairs of APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term is an internal affairs of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The declaration has placed President Buhari among the ranks of aspirants seeking to be the President of the Federal Republic, effective May …

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2019: Let the others simply run away: by Femi Adesina

There are two options for those in contention for the presidency in 2019: run, or run away. Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated his intention to run, dwarfs trying to wear a giant’s shoes should simply run away. The cat has returned from a journey, let the rats scamper …

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Photos from APC NEC meeting in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, APC National Chairman Chief John Odigie Oyegun and others attended the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party secretariat on Monday in Abuja where the 74-year-old Nigerian leader …

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President Buhari to seek re-election in 2019

President Muhammadu Monday in Abuja declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. President Buhari made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The President said he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to recontest in 2019, adding that …

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Bakare: ‘There’s nobody with the capacity to deliver Nigeria’

The leader of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), Pastor Tunde Bakare told members of his congregation on Sunday that there is no one with the capacity to address the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria. “Let no one deceive you, there’s nobody with the capacity to deliver Nigeria until that day; that day …

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Buhari to meet Britain’s May during UK visit

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday 9th April, 2018 for an official visit to Britain where he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for 18th to 20thApril, 2018. The …

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11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

11 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

Eleven Indonesians died Sunday and several others are critically ill after drinking bootleg liquor, police said, days after the death of 24 others from illicit alcohol. The latest victims were among 27 people admitted to hospital after sampling homemade alcoholic drinks in Cicalengka district in West Java province, provincial police …

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